Monday, September 21, 2015
Man this must be an exhausting way to live. Exhausting physically. Exhausting mentally. This whole scene is actually quite sad to me. What kind of society do we live in that so deeply ingrains into a young person's mind that they have to act like a street tough to be taken seriously, to be considered a real man? Looking at this person crossing the parking lot, my mind filled in some details based on what I saw. This was not some rich or middle class kid dressed in expensive clothes trying to come across as cool. This was likely someone from a lower-class upbringing who has seen more than his share of trouble, more than his share of fighting, more than his share of crime. Yet I cannot help but think that if he made the same effort toward making something valuable of himself as he did in posturing and trying to fit into some dark image, that he could make a real difference in his world.
Posted by Daniel